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UPdate on the WPT trail
Well, I made it to the final table last night, pretty easily, actually. That means on March 10th, I play 89 other people for a chance at 3 seats to the WPT championship at the Bellagio. Keep thinking good thoughts for me.

I then spent some time playing the baby no limit game after the tournament, and luck was definitely on my side. I made the right calls (which is not luck) but kept winning all my coin flips (which could be luck), and ended up with ~$2k profit. I love poker.

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maigrey From: maigrey Date: February 4th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I'm not to the bellagio yet, but I won the 'chance to play for a chance to go to the bellagio' tournament :D
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maigrey From: maigrey Date: February 4th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you thank you :)
wildtulip From: wildtulip Date: February 4th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
ahhh that's so awesome. how did you start playing? I've wanted to for so long, but something is holding me back. fear of losing all of my money probably. :)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: February 4th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I started playing poker in college with the boys, and eventually ~5 years ago, my poker crazy friends started running tournaments at their houses, and I started playing with them. I won our first home tournament and I was SO BAD. Really. Horrible!

Eventually, me being the competitive person I am, I hated losing or being thought of as the 'sucker', so I practiced and got better.

The boys would play live games in the casino on holidays, and I was too chicken to actually play In A Casino, so I would go and play pigow, which is a game you can play for hours with $40, because I, too, was afraid of losing my money.

Then New Years, 2004, we went down to the casino, because we thought they were going to be running a tournament. However, they decided not to, since it was a holiday and they could make more money playing table games. I decided to bite the bullet and play 'live' and actually ended up $300. And that was that from there. I got upset at some friends of mine for cancelling friday night plans, and then decided instead of sitting at home feeling sorry for myself, to go to the casino and play.

Eventually, by May, I'd made enough money to go play in the ladies' event of the World Series of Poker, and that was a great experience, even if I didn't make the money. :)

Sooo, that's it in a nutshell. I go to the casinos and make friends wth the players who are better than I because if you're nice, and have boobs, they will give you tips and lessons which you can use to your advantage.

Being a girl playing poker right now is a HUUUGE plus in your favor.

(ok, didn't mean to ramble on that much)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: February 4th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah, and now I'm better than most of the guys I play poker with these days :)
captain_boots From: captain_boots Date: February 4th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
well dang, go you! :)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: February 4th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! :) thanks!
examorata From: examorata Date: February 4th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is pretty dang awesome. Fingers crossed for you in March!
maigrey From: maigrey Date: February 4th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Wouldn't that be a great birthday present? I wonder what Brezny has to say about it :)
bene From: bene Date: February 4th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very Rad.

I really need to get my poker skills back. The last 2 times i played it was clear that it'd been ages.
_ladeda_ From: _ladeda_ Date: February 5th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)

you rock!

good luck -- have fun!
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